Hello loves! I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. I started a new job cooking at a restaurant and the hours are crazy. I’ve been a little worn out but I hope to pick blogging back up next week.
I was so happy to get an email from Miss Li Chen about writing a post for my blog! I can attest that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (just ask my husband). Cook an amazing meal and they’ll be yours! Hook, line & sinker.
Without further ado, here’s Li’s technique to cooking a delicious rice dish, using her mother’s method and a couple other fantastic tips!
New bracelet. Check. New shoes. Check. New lipstick color. Check. Hey, wait a minute! Does your boyfriend really pay attention to the details of what you are wearing or the menu in front of him or even worse—new apps on his phone? Of course, he’ll comment on the obvious features such as your eye color on your first date, but will he notice that you are wearing a new blush color? I don’t think so. Ladies, let’s face it. We can’t expect our boyfriends to comment on our clothes or cosmetics the same way our girlfriends do, but we can get them to comment on our cooking techniques. I am positive that he’ll have more to say to your homemade shrimp puttanesca than your five inch pumps. Want him to be attracted to you and only you? Cook for him. Yes, we all know the saying the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Your guy may not know the difference between a pencil skirt and a peplum skirt but he sure knows what he’s eating. Impress him with your cooking techniques.
Cook rice. Don’t pretend you made the rice when you actually bought it from your local Chinese restaurant and don’t make instant rice or minute rice, whatever it’s called. Good rice takes more than 20 minutes to make! Rice is effortless to make if you have a rice cooker. If you don’t, try this method:
- Look around for a ceramic jar with a lid
- For two servings you’ll need 1 ½ cups of rice (or 2 cups if he’s an eater)
- Wash rice twice and add water in the jar (amount of water should be a little above rice)
- Place jar with lid inside a pot and add water to the pot
- Turn on the stove and steam for 20 minutes
Sautéd meats and vegetables are perfect with rice. “Sauté” originated from the French term “sauter” which means “to jump.” This refers to how food react to a hot pan when sautéing. It is slightly different from stir fry because stir fry requires constant stirring over intensely high heat. Did I mention that sautéing is also a healthy technique because you don’t need to use too much oil? Healthy homemade meal, how sexy is that?
Roasting is another easy technique. It is one of the dry cooking techniques. Again, not too much oil. Roasting requires using the oven and cooking food in an uncovered pan. Using the oven allows you set a timer which gives you time to possibly play a quick round of video game with your boyfriend or catch the highlight of his favorite sports game on TV. Make sure you are cheering for his team and oh, don’t forget about the roasted chicken in the oven!